Leeds Sports Awards to inspire and celebrate sporting achievements
The 2016 Leeds Sports Awards, organised by Sport Leeds, will take place at the New Dock Hall at the Royal Armouries on the evening of Thursday 3 March.
Councillor Lisa Mulherin, Leeds City Council’s executive member for health wellbeing and adults, and a member of the Sport Leeds Board, said: “We have had another fantastic year of sporting achievement in our city; and the Leeds Sports Awards are a great way in which we can come together to recognise and applaud the success of our local athletes.
“What is so powerful about these awards is that not only do we celebrate the accomplishments of our elite athletes and teams, we also say a big thank you to many unsung heroes who are doing such a wonderful job teaching and inspiring people of all ages and levels in an array of sporting fields.
“An amazing amount of hard work is undertaken day in, day out by so many people to help ensure Leeds continues to be a hub for sporting excellence and development, and if you think you know someone who deserves to be recognised, there is also the chance to nominate them for a Leeds Sports Award.”
Leeds Beckett is home to national, international and Olympic athletes and coaches and continues to make a significant contribution to international sport through training camps, international sports scholarships, sports science research and sports performance support.
Dr John Minten, Dean of the Carnegie Faculty and Pro Vice Chancellor at Leeds Beckett University, added: “As leaders in sport, it’s an honour for our University to be associated with the Leeds Sports Awards. Throughout our activities, from an academic, research and teaching perspective right through to coaching and student participation, sport is in our blood and part of who we are as a university.
“There is a lot of sporting talent out there in the city and I’m looking forward to celebrating the achievements of the athletes we all know and love, in addition to showcasing the young athletes and new talent coming through clubs of all types across the region.”
From elite athletes and teams, like the all-conquering Yorkshire County Cricket Club and Leeds Rhinos, to the raw endeavour and spirit of champion coaches and volunteers, the Leeds Sports Awards are a true celebration of achievement at every level of sport.
Previous winners at the event include: Nicola Adams MBE (Boxing), the Brownlee brothers (Triathlon), Leeds Rhinos (Rugby), Yorkshire County Cricket Club (Cricket), Hannah Cockroft MBE (Athletics), City of Leeds Divers (Diving), amongst many other professional and amateur athletes, volunteers, coaches and more.
For more information, and to see a full list of award categories to make your nominations, visit www.leedssportsawards.co.uk. Nominations close at midnight on 13 December. The Awards will be judged by an independent panel of sporting partners from across the city.